Gutter Guards Portland Oregon

Gutter Guards - Are They Worth It?

Homeowners in rainy, windy climates like Portland often need to install gutters to protect their homes and ensure proper rainfall dispersal throughout the year. But gutters are just one part of home protection – the other piece of the puzzle is installing high-quality gutter guards.

How Gutter Guards Work

No matter which type of gutter guard you get, all gutter guards say they do the same thing: prevent debris from falling into your home's gutters while still allowing water to flow regularly. This preserves the main function of your gutters and makes the entire system easier to maintain over time.

There are several types of gutter guards. Though some of these are better than nothing, stainless steel micro-mesh gutter guards are the best choice by far for multiple reasons.

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Many homeowners wonder whether installing gutter guards is a good choice in the long run. In short, yes! But let’s break down why in more detail.

 

The Benefits of Gutter Guards

Saves Time Cleaning Gutters

Gutters naturally collect lots of dirt and debris, like leaves, twigs, and bug nests. If your gutters don’t have guards to protect them, this gunk can eventually build up and clog your gutters. In the worst-case scenario, your gutters may have to be cleaned by a professional, costing extra time and money.

On the flip side, gutter guards block out the majority of debris from entering your gutters. This extends the time you have between cleaning sessions and makes any future cleaning sessions a lot easier.

Note that all this isn’t to say that gutter guards will make it so you never need to clean out your gutters again. In fact, any company that claims otherwise is probably trying to mislead you.

However, gutter guards do reduce the amount of time you have to spend cleaning your gutters on average. This frees up more time for you to spend with your family or on other home-improvement and maintenance projects.

Prevents Infestations

Gutters that aren’t guarded almost always eventually suffer from vermin and insect infestations. After all, those closed, dark spaces are perfect places for mice, squirrels, and insects to create nests. Nothing can ruin your day more than a wasp nest that shows up in your gutters – talk about hard (and dangerous) to remove!

Gutter guards make this kind of infestation almost impossible, though it’s still important to regularly check your guards to make sure that no animals have chewed through them over time.

Prevents Gutters from Freezing

Water can sometimes get trapped in your gutter during the winter months. If it freezes, this can result in ice dams that can cause serious damage to your existing gutter system or your roof. Gutter guards can’t prevent freezing entirely, but they do stop other debris from clogging your gutters and accelerating or escalating dam formation.

Fire Protection

Gutter guards provide an ancillary benefit by stopping embers from nearby fires from potentially lighting the kindling that would collect inside your gutters otherwise.

Improve Water Flow

Perhaps most importantly, gutter guards improve and maintain adequate water flow through your gutter system. Again, they stop debris from clogging your gutters, allowing water to move freely.

Which Gutter Guards Are Worthwhile Investments?

As mentioned above, gutter guards come in a few different types. But MicroMesh gutter guards are especially worthwhile, even though they tend to be a little pricier on average.

MicroMesh gutter guards utilize mesh filters to keep out much smaller pieces of dirt and debris from the insides of your gutters. The mesh in question is also made of stainless steel, which is high-quality, long-lasting, and anti-corrosive. These MicroMesh gutter guards have 40 year manufacturer warranties, and do a much better job than the others on the market.

It’s for these reasons that we offer MicroMesh gutter guards as our go-to solution for homes in need of new guard installation. We never want to waste our customers time or money on inferior products.

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Why Stumptown Gutters Are the Best Choice

When it comes to gutter guard installation for your home, it's important that you pick professionals who know what they're doing and who'll give you a fair price for the service. This is doubly true for MicroMesh gutter guard installation since MicroMesh guards are usually the most expensive.

But at Stumptown Gutters, we work hard to provide professional, high-quality gutter guard installation services to everyone in the Portland, Oregon area. Our drive to succeed and always offer only the best MicroMesh gutter guards comes from our intimate understanding that people need the best… but they also need to be able to afford it.

So we offer the best and most affordable MicroMesh gutter guard installation in the Portland area. Even though we are still a newer business we have already been rated highly on sites such as Angie's List, Yelp, Google, and Home Advisor.

Simply put, you can trust us to install MicroMesh gutter guards in your home’s gutters without any issues. Contact us today and get a free quote for our stainless steel MicroMesh gutter guard installation service.

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